A few weeks before Christmas, my daughter Tara called and asked if I knew a Pat Calhoun from Mount Vernon, Ga. I told her that I certainly did know Pat – we grew up about a block from each other and were boyhood friends. She then said her daughter Ann, a pupil at Lake Forest Hills Elementary School in Augusta, has a teacher, Catherine Douglas ,who said her dad was from Mount Vernon and his name was Pat Calhoun.
Pat was killed in Vietnam in 1965. He was the pilot of a helicopter that flew into battle zones to airlift wounded American soldiers away from danger.